1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.22
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NOTE: This transcription is meant to be a guide only. It is the transcribers interpretation and subject to human error. Always refer to the original document (or microfilm) for your own interpretation.



Transcribed by: Shirley A. Aleguas, ©2002 from the National Archives and Records Administration Federal Population Schedules for the 9th Census of the United States in 1870.

Note: The Census taker consistently spelled names the way they sounded, so you will need to be creative when searching for your ancestor names. If you find corrections, please email me, recognizing that there were many many errors made by the census taker in preparing the schedules.


This is the 1870 federal census for Menard County, IL.

LN = Line Number Family appeared on
HN = Dwelling houses numbered in the order of visitation
FN = Families numbered in the order of visitation
LAST NAME, FIRST NAME = The Name of every Person whose usual place of abode on the 1st day of June, 1860, was in this family
RACE = Color (white, black or mulatto)
OCCUP. = Profession, Occupation,or Trade of each Male over 15 years of age
REAL VAL. = Value of Real Estate owned
PERS VAL. = Value of Personal Estate owned
BIRTHPLACE = Place of Birth, Naming the State, Territory, or Country
FOREIGN BIRTH - FATHER = Indicates whether the father was born in a foreign country
FOREIGN BIRTH - MOTHER = Indicates whether the mother was born in a foreign country
MONTH BORN = Birth month
MONTH MARRIED = Month Married if within the year
ATT. SCHOOL = Attended School within the year
CAN'T READ = Persons over 21 yrs of age who cannot read
CAN'T WRITE = Persons over 21 yrs of age who cannot write
DEAF = Whether deaf & dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict.
M-21yrs = Male, twenty-one years of age or older.
VOTE-DENIED = Indicates whether the person has been denied the right to vote.

CENSUS YR:  1870  TERRITORY:  IL  COUNTY:  Menard  DIVISION:  Tallula  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  22
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 LN  HN   FN  LAST NAME      FIRST NAME     AGE SEX  RACE  OCCUP.       REAL VAL. PERS VAL.   BIRTHPLACE       FOREIGN BIRTH  MONTH     MONTH     ATT.   CAN'T CAN'T DEAF M-21yrs VOTE-
                                                                                                               FATHER MOTHER  BORN      MARR.     SCHOOL READ  WRITE              DENIED
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 1   7    7   CROSS          Mary           3    F    W                                       IL
 2   7    7   CROSS          Randolph       8mo  M                                            IL                              Nov
 3   8    8   LUKINS         John T.        32   M    W    Farmer                   5,000     KY
 4   8    8   LUKINS         Mary C.        25   F    W                                       IL
 5   8    8   LUKINS         Hugh           9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   8    8   LUKINS         William        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   8    8   LUKINS         Evie           4    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   8    8   LUKINS         Ida            3    F    W                                       IL
 9   8    8   LUKINS         Susan          6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 10  9    9   LUKINS         Grey           59   M    W    Farmer         20,000    3,000     KY
 11  9    9   LUKINS         Jane           45   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 12  9    9   LUKINS         Robert         22   M    W                                       IL
 13  9    9   LUKINS         Emmie          14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  9    9   LUKINS         Hettie         12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  9    9   LUKINS         Lincoln        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  10   10  ELLIS          Miner          34   M    W    Farmer                   100       KY
 17  10   10  ELLIS          Elizabeth      33   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 18  10   10  ELLIS          Mary           12   F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 19  10   10  ELLIS          Nannie         10   F    W                                       KY
 20  10   10  ELLIS          John           6    M    W                                       KY
 21  10   10  ELLIS          Charles        4    M    W                                       KY
 22  11   11  ESTIN          Philip         80   M    W    Farmer         2,000     300       KY
 23  11   11  ESTIN          Mary           36   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 24  12   12  ESTIN          Philip         30   M    W    Farmer         900       200       KY
 25  12   12  ESTIN          Elizabeth      24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 26  12   12  ESTIN          Curtis         4    M    W                                       IL
 27  12   12  ESTIN          Bell           3    F    W                                       IL
 28  13   13  ESTIN          John           28   M    W    Farm Laborer             200       IN
 29  13   13  ESTIN          Mary           23   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 30  13   13  ESTIN          Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 31  13   13  ESTIN          Genett         1    F    W                                       IL
 32  14   14  LAYTON         Orton          45   M    W    Farmer         300       100       NY
 33  14   14  LAYTON         Elizabeth      44   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 34  14   14  LAYTON         Joseph         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  14   14  LAYTON         Sarah          14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  15   15  HANKINS        Stephen        28   M    W    Farmer                   400       IN
 37  15   15  HANKINS        Amanda         23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 38  15   15  HANKINS        Laura          3    F    W                                       IL
 39  15   15  HANKINS        Charles        2    M    W                                       IL
 40  16   16  MARTIN         William        43   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IN                                                           X     X


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